Want to Go Green? Go Geothermal!
Summer is upon us, and ACs will be cranking up in Georgia, most of them using non-renewable, inefficient energy sources. Luckily, new geothermal systems have been developed to help protect the Earth and your wallet! These systems utilize the Earth’s natural heat to power both the heating and cooling used in your home or building. They use the ground as a heat source in the winter and a heat “sink” in the summer, which makes the systems much more efficient than traditional units.
Before calling a Marietta AC company, here’s information about how these systems are more cost effective, environmentally conscious, and noise reducing than what you currently have.
Better for Your Budget
Anyone who has weathered a hot Georgia summer has seen the astronomical spikes on their utility bill from increased AC usage. This increase is due to the greater use of electricity to power your system. Geothermal systems acquire four units of free electricity for every one paid unit by pulling from the Earth’s natural energy. This process makes the system four times more efficient than current fossil fuel systems. According to some estimates, geothermal units can slash your bills by 70%, saving you hundreds or even thousands of dollars every year.
Protecting Our Atmosphere
Greater energy consumption is not only costly to our wallet, but also our atmosphere. The U.S. Department of Energy found that “nearly 40% of all U.S. emissions of carbon dioxide are the result of heating, cooling, and hot water systems in residential and commercial buildings.” The installation of geothermal systems would reduce this greatly. In fact, conventional systems produce an extra pound of carbon dioxide more per hour than geothermal systems. If 100,000 conventional units were replaced with new geothermal models over a twenty-year period, it would be the same as removing 60,000 cars from the highways or planting 120,000 new trees. With over 400,000 people in Atlanta alone, imagine the impact on the environment by simply switching the type of heating and AC units the city relies on.
The Quiet Solution
The benefits of geothermal systems can also influence your quality of life. Perhaps while relaxing on your porch, or playing with the kids in the yard, you’ve been startled by the loud, clanking fans of your AC unit. Just a few feet below ground, geothermal units pull in the cool, underground air that’s typically around 50 degrees, regardless of the season. Since geothermal units are buried, they are completely silent outdoors. Now, you can kick back and enjoy those warm summer days in peace and quiet.
If you would like to help protect our planet, save money, and enjoy your home more, Anytime Heating & Cooling is a Marietta AC company that would love to help. Contact us for more info, or give us a call today at 770-504-5881 to schedule an appointment.